02-17-2014, 08:59 AM #1
Australia - Hugo Bonham, 63, found murdered, Indooroopilly, QLD, 3 Feb 2014
Trung Ma charged with the murder of Gold Coast spiritual counsellor Hugo Bonham
A BRISBANE financial adviser has been charged with the murder of missing Gold Coast ‘spiritual counsellor’ and wealthy gold trader Hugo Bonham.
Trung Ma, 34, was arrested on Monday afternoon. He is expected to face court on Tuesday morning.
Vietnamese-born Ma and Mr Bonham were believed to have a business relationship, but police would not divulge a motive or say if a body had been found.
Ma, a University of Queensland commerce graduate, is the principal of Brisbane Money Management, a financial services firm based at Indooroopilly.
02-17-2014, 09:00 AM #2
Trung Ma's business site
Video featuring Trung Ma and business partner
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02-17-2014, 11:45 AM #3
02-17-2014, 07:01 PM #4
Reports on Ch7 Sunrise that Hugo's body has been found in a storage shed at Indooroopilly. Just unbelievable. I'm sure the news sites will have an article up shortly.
02-17-2014, 07:02 PM #5
THE body of a missing Gold Coast spiritual guru has been found in a storage shed, police have revealed.
Police found the badly decomposed body of Hugo Bonham in a National Storage facility at Indooroopilly on Monday night after arresting his financial adviser for the murder.
Trung Ma, 35, who ran Indooroopilly-based Brisbane Money Management, is due to face Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.
Mr Bonham was allegedly bashed to death with an undisclosed weapon, police say.
His body is believed to have been in the storage shed for more than two weeks after he disappeared from his Tallai home on February 2.
02-18-2014, 09:06 AM #6
A FINANCIAL adviser clubbed a wealthy Gold Coast spiritual guru to death with a hammer and stuffed his body in a toolbox after an argument over slow emails, police allege.
Police allege Brisbane- based Trung Ma, 35, murdered self-proclaimed “spiritual counsellor” Hugo Bonham, 63, and then bought a toolbox from Bunnings before hiding the body.
Police say Ma liquidated funds for the deposit but Mr Bonham told him he was not happy with the service provided.
Ma allegedly drove to Mr Bonham’s house to discuss the issue but the two men had an argument.
Mr Bonham accused Ma of being “particularly slow” in responding to emails, police allege.
Ma allegedly picked up a hammer from a bookshelf and struck Mr Bonham on the head three times.
Ma is then alleged to have put Mr Bonham’s body in a sleeping bag he found in the bedroom and used his dead client’s bedding and chair cushions to mop up the blood.
Police say Ma then took Mr Bonham’s wallet and phone, put the body in his car boot and drove back to Brisbane where he bought a “large grey plastic toolbox” from Bunnings at Oxley.
"....defence lawyer Michael Bosscher ...." (might be a familiar name for those from Allison Baden-Clay's thread)
02-18-2014, 05:32 PM #7
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